NFL Player Logan Ryan Asks For Dog Rescue Donations Instead Of Wedding Gifts

The Tennessee Titans cornerback is a known dog lover and rescue advocate, and his request is in line with that.

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Tennessee Titans cornerback Logan Ryan and his wife, Ashley Bragg, with Logan, a stray dog from St. Lucie. Via Logan Ryan/Instagram
John Virata

Athletes with the National Football League, from a monetary standpoint, are pretty much set. They often sign big dollar contracts that most people won’t see in a lifetime of working.

So is it any surprise that dog rescue advocate and Tennessee Titans cornerback Logan Ryan would ask his friends and family to donate to an animal shelter in lieu of wedding gifts? Because that is exactly what he did. While in St. Lucie for his wedding, the known shelter dog advocate and his bride, Ashley Bragg, came across a stray dog on the streets of Soufrière. The female dog got their attention and started following the newylweds around, Ryan wrote on his Instagram. There were so many dogs on the street, Ryan noted, that the couple wanted to help. So they came up with the idea of donating to the shelter.

“While taking some wedding photos in the St.Lucian town of Soufriere we ran into this stray dog and many others like her. This one in particular followed us thru the streets for 20 plus minutes,” Ryan wrote on his Instagram page. “When we flew back to the states we were determined to help any way possible. We donated & We encouraged all friends and family that instead giving us wedding gifts to make donations to @helpaws, a St.Lucian based dog rescue.”

Ryan and his wife were back home when they learned that the momma dog had been picked up by Helpaws, based on the wedding photo that was taken of the couple with the dog.

Helpaws posted a note on its Facebook page, along with photos of the dog, now named Logan, that she was now in a foster home.

Our famous and lucky girl who was named Logan found her way to Logan Ryan and his wife Ashley Ryan on the streets of…

Posted by Helpaws – Help Animal Welfare in Saint Lucia on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Thank you Logan Ryan and Ashley Bragg for helping the dogs of St. Lucie, and for helping to spread the important work that shelters do for strays like Logan.

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